Cate

Cate Hawthorne Cate Hawthorne is a high energy person who loves sharing her passion for learning and the outdoors with others. Cate has several K-12 teaching credentials and a masters degree in education. After 13 years working in public schools, Cate moved from the classroom to the water. Kayaking is one of her many outdoor adventure pursuits on the Mendocino Coast. Cate is also an avid mountain biker, birder, and wild mushroom connoisseur.

Web Site: http://www.blogger.com/profile/04839882738486589236


Noyo

Feb 18, 2012
Noyo

I was recently asked what does one see on the Noyo and instantly slipped into a dream-like state.The character of the Noyo is quite unique. Located in Fort Bragg, California, it is a harbor, estuary, and river with a variety of ecosystems that include...

Black Trumpets, Hedgehogs and Yellow Feet

Feb 9, 2012
Black Trumpets, Hedgehogs and Yellow Feet

Black Trumpets, Hedgehogs, and Yellow Feet - Sounds like a Dr. Seuss tale. We should probably call it Cate in Wonderland.We have been having a phenomenal stretch of weather on the Mendocino Coast. Many of us are a bit concerned at the lack of rain, ...

Write to Save Russian Gulch State Park from Closure

Jan 31, 2012
Write to Save Russian Gulch State Park from Closure

Russian Gulch State Park is one of the 70 California state parks slated for closure in July 2012. Those that have visited Russian Gulch know what a gem it is. Those that have not, should make plans to do so. Russian Gulch's hiking trails lead int...

Rainy Day Dreaming

Jan 22, 2012

It is raining buckets on the Mendocino Coast. I have a ton of rainy day projects lined-up and have been making some progress. Progress is limited though as I love a quiet, rainy day at home listening to the rain, reading, and day dreaming.Today it ...

Dagger Alchemy S

Jan 19, 2012
Dagger Alchemy S

Last fall, we bought a Small and a Large Dagger Alchemy for our instructional fleet and have been using them for classes and lessons (and other fun adventures)Of course, I had to indulge my "Goldilocks" tendencies and take the small one out for a test ...

CENSORED by SOPA & PIPA

Jan 18, 2012

A black screen with information about Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) an Protect IP Act (PIPA) are on many websites today to create awareness of the latest attempts of corporate America to control the internet. Take a look at craigslist today.Internet...

Back on the Water

Jan 12, 2012
Back on the Water

Just before Christmas we packed up our bags to spend the holiday season with our families – a couple of days with Jeff’s family in San Jose and a couple of weeks with my family in Central Pennsylvania. Tom Cat was not happy about our travel plans ...

A Series of Unexpected Events

Dec 30, 2011
A Series of Unexpected Events

Surreal would be my best adjective for 2011. Of course phenomenal paddling is to be expected when one's regular paddling playground is the Mendocino Coast. However, 2011 seemed to be the year of the unexpected.As I reflect on 2011, I recall regularly...

Interval Training – Mendo Style

Dec 15, 2011
Interval Training – Mendo Style

I vowed to get stronger, faster, and more skilled this fall/winter and have been trying to stay on track with regular training. With limited hours of daylight and lots of other projects to do, this presents a problem. Fall/winter is also our favorite...

Subdued

Dec 12, 2011
Subdued

Woman on water has been a bit subdued lately as I enjoy the short days and quiet times of fall.I've been stymied and skunked by the surf. After not much surfing over the summer, I jumped in over my head and over-stretched into some trickier breaks wi...

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